GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Grand Rapids police say a story about abductions at the 28th Street Meijer is only that -- a story.
The rumor has been circulating on social media and 24 Hour News 8 received several notes from viewers about it Tuesday. It says that a group of between five and seven people has been working together to inject unsuspecting shoppers with an unknown substance and then kidnap them from the store near the intersection of 28th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue SE.
But there's nothing to suggest that's true, the Grand Rapids Police Department said in a Tuesday evening post on its Facebook page.
There have not been any reports of attempted abductions at the store, GRPD said.
Additionally, detectives have visited the store and spoken to management, who say they have no idea where the story originated.
"We have received a number of calls today about this story, and I wanted to reassure citizens that we have looked into it," the Facebook post says.
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The suspects stole cash and fled the scene.